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Court Rejuvenation & Improvements Update

Whilst the winter months are usually a quiet time for tennis clubs, that certainly hasn't been the case for us this year.

All courts have been rejuvenated and the general consensus of those who have used them is that they are playing really well - though it will take time for us all to get used to the different speed. Just as importantly though, they are safer and have lots more life left in them.

At the same time, we have changed some of the gates onto the courts to allow for maintenance access, concreted the pathways and improved the decking area.

Work is still on-going, including the need to add a little more sand into the courts within the next few weeks (don't worry, you won't notice it is there!). 

Please help us to keep the courts in good condition by:

  • Changing into your tennis shoes at the Clubhouse, not the car par
  • Ensuring that the courts are clear of leaves and debris before play commences

Thank you to everyone who has been involved in this project - most notably Lyth Watson, without whom things wouldn't have progressed as well.

Pocklington Tennis Club improvements
Horsley Trophy 2020
Horsley Trophy

6.30pm, Monday 13 April 2020

Following the success of last year’s Horsley Trophy, the 2020 tournament will again be played under floodlights as our season opener.

The Horsley Trophy is a friendly, mixed tournament but there’s no need to find a partner. You will play with and against various people during the evening, keeping your own score throughout (don’t worry – we’ll keep track so you don’t need to bring a calculator!).

The tournament will culminate with a final played out by the two top scoring men and the two top scoring ladies.

A BBQ and refreshments will also be available.

This event is for members only.

The draw for Wimbledon tickets will also take place on this evening. If you are a paid up member and opted-in with the LTA, keep your fingers crossed as we have some great tickets this year!

Membership renewals due 1st April 2020
Membership 2020/21

The membership year for adults, 65+ and intermediate members starts on 1 April. Many junior memberships are also set to expire on 31 March.

Make sure you renew or join now to make sure you enjoy all of the member benefits including free court bookings, Club Nights and events and the opportunity to represent Pocklington in league matches.

All new memberships and renewals must be completed through the online system to ensure you can book courts for free.

Payment options vary depending on the membership type.

Renew or join now
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League Team Practice Evenings

The league season is not too far away and, as always, we'll be organising our practice sessions ahead of the first set of fixtures.

This year we see the welcome return of the Men's C team, which will give some junior players, and adults who are not quite ready to feature regularly for the B team, the chance to experience and enjoy competitive tennis.

We still require a captain for the Ladies' Fulford League. If not, then we will not be able to enter a team this season. If you are interested in being the captain for this, please email us.

Practice evenings will start week commencing 30 March and will take place on the following evenings from 6pm:

  • Tuesday: Mixed
  • Wednesday: Ladies'
  • Thursday: Men's

If you would like to be considered for selection for any of our teams, please attend as many of these sessions as possible.

Tennis For Kids
Tennis for Kids

The brilliant Tennis For Kids from the LTA returns to Pocklington Tennis Club this April.

If your child is not a member of Pocklington Tennis Club and has not tried the sport before, then this is for them! And there is no need to worry about costly equipment purchases as everything is included – and it is exceptional value for money.

For just £29.99, your child will receive:

  • Tennis racquet
  • Tennis balls
  • Personalised T-shirt
  • 6 group lessons

Our next Tennis For Kids course starts on Saturday 18 April and is available to 6-9 year olds. Booking is now open and places are limited.

Interested? Find out more...
Tennis camp
Easter Tennis & Multi-Sports Camp
Various dates between 31 March  and 17 April 2020

It’s Easter and time for another egg-cellent tennis and multi-sports camp with Head Coach Sean Evans and the team. Everybody’s welcome; from beginners to advanced players. Apart from tennis, you’ll play a variety of sports and have fun!

For 4 – 16 year olds.

  • Week 1: Tuesday 31 March – Thursday 2 April
  • Week 2: Monday 6 – Thursday 9 April
  • Week 3: Tuesday 14 – Friday 17 April
Full information and application form
RNLI Ladies Double Tournament 2020
Monday 18 May 2020

Pocklington Tennis Club is hosting a Ladies Doubles Tennis Tournament to raise funds for the RNLI on Monday 18 May at 9.30am.

Entrance costs £20 per person.

Please book to guarantee a place by completing the entry form and sending a cheque made payable to ‘RNLI Pocklington Branch‘. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Morning coffee, afternoon tea and refreshments will be provided during the day. Please bring a picnic lunch & folding chair.

If you have any queries please contact Helen Stephenson on 07976 607256 or helen@hstephenson.plus.com.

Pocklington Tennis Club

West Green, Pocklington
United Kingdom

Yorkshire Tennis Club of the Year 2019

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